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ABC
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
an unexpected turn for kristin jag do you ski. her stream to become a mom shattered with one call from her doctor. >> i was told as a child having cystic fibrosis there was a good chance i would not be fertile. >> reporter: her doctor told her because of her cystic fibrosis it would not be safe for kristin to get pregnant. she and her husband decided to look into adoption until she got a phone call from her best friend jennifer that would change everything. >> she said, hey kristin, i've been thinking, i've talked to my husband, we've been praying about it and she said i want to carry a babe for,. >> reporter: she couldn't believe what she was hearing. >> i said i got to talk to my husband. i hung up i went upstairs and i said you would not believe what just happened. i told him that night and we're like it feels right. >> reporter: it feels reich because kristin and jennifer had been through everything together. they grew up sharing special moments. jennifer a mother herself was offering to be kristin's gestational carrier. >> that's when someone will carry a pregnancy for a woman
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
have never thought this would be me. >> reporter: like took an unexpected turn for kristin after she got married. >> in one second my dream was shattered. >> reporter: her dream to become a mom, shattered with one phone call from her doctor. >> the first initial call, i really thought i was going to fall apart. i was told as a child having cystic fibrosis there was a good chance i would not be fertile. >> reporter: because of her cystic fibrosis, it was not safe for her to get pregnant. they decide to look into adoption until they she got a call from her best friend jennifer that would change everything. >> she said, hey, kristin. i've talked to my husband. we've been praying about it. she said, i really want to carry a baby for you. >> reporter: kristin didn't believe what she was hearing. >> i have to talk to my husband. that's how we left it. we hung up. i went upstairs right away. i was like, you will not believe what just happened. i told him that night. we were like this feels right. >> reporter: it felt so right because kristin and jennifer had been through everything together
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
the day. kristin dahlgren is in north carolina outer banks with the latest. good morning. >>> good morning, lynn. we've been feeling some of the powerful bands of wind and rain in the last few hours in north carolina's outer banks. wind gusting at 40 to 50 miles per hour. take a look here, you can see the rain literally going sideways through most of this time and the surf is pounding the shore. the waves coming up to the dune lines at times. officials say they will be out at daybreak doing patrols and looking for damage, the coast guard also ready to go out and do flyovers looking for damage. they will have thursday rescue helicopters ready if needed there. so far, damage, of course, has been light. we have reports of 200 people without power. also, the highways, swells to my south have been washed over near rodanthe, that's been closed at this point. that's the only road on to and off of some of the southern portions of the outer banks. this is just some of what the rest of the east coast is in for as earl makes its way up to the north. the island of massachusetts has been declared state
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
yesterday. he was eventually shot and killed by police. kristin fisher is live outside of the building in silver spring with the latest information. we are hearing employees have been allowed to return to the building to retrieve personal items. is that true, kristin? >> you are exactly right. many of the employees are now back inside the building, and they are there to get belongings they had to leave behind, cell phones, computers, wallets and car have been. this is not a normal work day. you can see wayne street northbound is still closed. the lobby of the building is an active crime scene and all of the employees have to be back out by 1:00. he evacuated from the discovery center yesterday afternoon and they are wheeled back inside the building on thursday morning. employees are allowed back inside. >> i was to to come at 10:00 and we could get our stuff. >> another day at the office for me at least. i'm sure there will be some changes and i'm wondering whether there will be extra security today or going forward in general. >> reporter: the building may be back open but the investi
FOX News
Sep 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
from n. washington. this is not the program we were planning to bring you. kristine o'donnell the surprise winner of the republican senate primary in delaware agreed to come here live in washington today to take our questions. however, late friday night her campaign canceled saying o'donnell was exhausted and had to return to delaware. saturday morning o'donnell called me and said this "i got triple booked. i had been invited to go to church and then a picnic. i have to keep my priorities to delaware voters ." so we begin today when someone who has been critical of o'donnell master republican strategist karl rove. you have come under a lot of fire from critics for criticizing kristine o'donnell. let's watch. >> everything that he is saying is unfactual and it is a same because he is the same so-called political guru that predicted i wasn't going to win and we won and we won big. >> if he had just gotten this mad at democrats during the bush administration who knows how things would be different today. >> chris: add to that everyone from sarah palin and the argument see
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
at what you will experience if you leave in the next hour or so. kristin fish is live from leesburg, virginia. they are probably not thinking drought this time, are they, kristin? >> absolutely not. check out this incredibly spooky bridge i'm standing on. it is absolutely creepy out here. the things we do to bring you all the news. i'm telling you. we have been here all morning long. the rain is continuing to come down in a steady rate and right now this is the bridge at the goose creek country club. and right over my shoulder, if we look down here, this is goose creek. you can see the water is really starting to churn down there. we are nowhere near the flood stage. flood stage is 12 feet an we are at 1.2 feet. the creek is expected to crest tomorrow morning at this time at 5.6 feet. we are nowhere near flood stage here but we are starting to see the water churn from the rain and they are going to be some concerns when you head to the lower-lying areas of loudoun county. if we pan up a bit you can see that just above the creek is route 7. this is the leesburg pike. this is the road
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
and otis place in columbia heights. kristin fisher is there live to tell us exactly what's going on. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. how would you feel if all of the stuff you have been collected in your home has been spread out for everybody to see. we have a lamp and furniture. cooking utensils over here. vacuum cleaner and this stuff here we have a notebook and clothing and this is not just centralized in one location. walk with me over here. i'll show you what i'm talking about. this is 11th street. all of this stuff is spread out down 11th street for two city blocks. it's just a massive amount of stuff and it's piled up in some places about four or five feet high. now all of this stuff belongs to a woman named eloise diaz. she's 50 years old principle venezuela and she says she was evicted from her home. all of her stuff was evicted from her house onto this street. the city trucks are coming to pick it up and take it to the dump later this morning and i asked her this morning what do you think about all of this? this is happening to people all over the coun
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
's every move. kristin fisher is live from their offices in sterling with more on the role this plays in tracking earl. kristin? >> hey, jessica. good morning, i think we have been hearing so much about the virginia beach an the north carolina areas that are going to be hit really hard by the storm. and we haven't been talking much about what is happening right here in the immediate dc area. joining me now to talk a bit about that is meteorologist chris strong with the national weather service. chris, let me start by asking you for people right here, waking up in the dc area, are we going to feel any affects or see any side effects of hurricane earl. >> i think it will vary where you are in the metro east. east may see showers and sprinkles but people further out west will be wondering what's the fuss about because it will probably be mostly sunny most of the day and hot. >> a little rain and that's the most we will feel here. >> that would be the most that dc will see, is maybe a little light rain at times. actually most of the day it will be partly to mostly sunny and a hot day. >>
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
. kristin fisher is live there with the latest on this investigation. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. well, you know this all happened almost exactly 24 hours ago. so you can really see how dark and how empty it was right around this bus stop where that 23-year-old woman was attacked. 4:30 wednesday morning, a 23- year-old woman was waiting at a bus stop when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. shortly after the victim was found bay jogger who flagged down an officer. police say the 23-year-old fought back. she was taken to a local hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. now the search is on for the suspect. the victim wasn't able to get a good i.d. while she was fighting him off but police describe him as a heavy set male between 25 and 40 years old, wearing a white t- shirt an tan cargo pants at the time of the attack. >> creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> i can't believe it happened. right out in the open by a bus stop where people catch the bus and everything. >> to think that someone could be lurking in the n
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 4:00am PDT
to kristin dahlgren, live in for us in louisiana with more. kristin, good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and word that that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. one step in the recovery. oil continues to wash ashore. and take a look at these pictures. so many dead fish. almost looks like a gravel road. scientists say it was caused by lack of oxygen and it's not uncommon here, but people are asking that the oil dispersants didn't play into that. meantime, bp's outgoing ceo tony hayward inflamed so many temperses defended bp's record testifying in britain saying there is no need to rethink deepwater drilling. meantime, here in louisiana, a push to start up the deepparty drilling to get the oil workers back to work. >> kristen dahlgren in venice, louisiana, thank you. >>> a powerful storm that rocked the new york city
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 4:30am EDT
.s. history. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in louisiana with more. good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the mccondo well some 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. obviously, great news for people in this area, but really just one step in their recovery. oil continues to wash ashore. and this week, thousands of dead fish. take a look at these pictures. looks almost like a graph grave there. scientists say it was caused by lack of oxygen and it's not uncommon here, but people are asking that the oil disbursants didn't play into that. tony hayward defended bp's safety record this week as he testified in britain. he said there's no need to rethink deep water drilling. meantime, here in louisiana, there's also a push to lift that moratorium on deep water drilling and get drillers back to work. >> kr
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
will be staying. kristin fisher reports that we could have an answer sometime this week. >> reporter: well michelle rhee will return from vacation this week and when she does, she'll meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. school chancellor. now her school reform was a major issue throughout the battle. supporters of michelle rhee and fenty credited them for making tough decisions to improve d.c. schools but opponents have accused her of alienating teachers and parents and critical of her firing 200 d.c. teachers for underperformance. michelle rhee said she didn't think she could work with gray. she called it devastating for d.c. students. as for gray, he hasn't said what to do with michelle rhee except that he will sit down with her at some point and that some point will likely be this wednesday. but whether or not any decisions will come from that meeting remain to be seen. here is what gray had to say during a press conference last wednesday. >> we're not going to make any personnel decisions until after the general election but i think it's important to begin the
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where police were pulling over violators of the dozen. >> he said i was on my cell phone, but i wasn't. >> i rarely do it. i was just trying to find out the time schedule this evening. >> reporter: excuse after excuse after excuse. every driver has their own reason for texting or talking while driving, but the d. c. police officers don't care, the law is the law and all the drivers got $100 ticket tuesday morning for either texting or talking without a hands-free device while driving. some people were not happy. i mean, i feel pretty bad because now i'm late for work. >> reporter: others took it in stride. >> they have to do what they want to do. i should have been using my bluetooth. >> reporter: this is happening across the street from the renaissance hotel where today the transportation secretary will be hosting his distracted driving summit. >> last year, 5500 people died as a result of distracts driving and more than a half a million were injured as a result of distracted driving. we need to do better in america. we nee
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
kristin fisher is standing by with more on what we can expect from this highly- anticipated meeting. >> we still don't know if we will get any definitive answer as to what will happen with michelle rhee, but at the very least we should get some kind of indication as to how their relationship is going to progress, if at all over the next few weeks. this has been the dominant issue since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee has already signaled she has no long-term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called it devastating for school children. not the statement you are going to make if you are hoping to impress your new job and keep your job. for his part, gray said her future is contingent on the conversation they will be having today. take a listen to what he had to say this past monday. >> do you see any scenario in which the two of you could work today. >> it is contingent on the discussion. >> what about the comments she made with regard to the election about it being devastating to students. >> she put out a qualifying statement in the af
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to spread the flames among several houses in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: kathy kennedy can't fight back the tears as she looks at what is left of her home, one day after the fire. >> it was huge. i have never seen something so big. there were ten, 20 feet above the top of the roof line. >> reporter: kathy's house is one of three homes badly damaged in the fire. two more were destroyed. neighbors stood around on friday morning, stunned. >> it was major. i mean reminded you like california when you see the forest fires. >> i started to cry when i saw this. i couldn't believe this was happening. that a fire blew out so fast. >> reporter: now part of the reason the fire spread so quickly is because many of the homes in this neighborhood are packed in very close together. in fact, in some places, if you stretch your arms out, you can almost touch two homes at once. >> the rate of flames spread in homes when they are this close is a concern to us, and we attempt to provide coverage as best we can. unfortunately, when you look at the lightweight con
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. it happened in marshall, virginia and now livestock, worth thousands of dollars, are dead. kristin fisher has more from the scene. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager says he's in shock. the barn he ran at the livestock exchange is gone. the fire broke out at 8:00 on monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside of it. it is pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle. so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we have gotten over 200 heads. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were dilled in the fire and there could be more. no people were inside but when firefighter was injured. >> transported to faulkier hospital with minor injuries and treated and released and now they
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
. kristin fischer is joining us live in sterling with more on the role of tracking earl. >> if this room were much more crowded this morning, it would be a very bad thing for the dc baltimore area. right now we only have two meteorologists in here and that's because they really don't see this as being -- they don't see hurricane earl as being a big player just right here in the immediate dc baltimore area. that's the area that these guys are focusing on. an they say they really feel that hurricane earl will not be a big player here. in our specific region. one thing they were worried about is rising levels of water, specifically in the potomac and chesapeake bay. an i want to show you something. this is a graph that shows the river levels of the potomac. and i'm putting brian on the spot here. he didn't want to go on camera. i'm going to ask him to any way. can you explain the lines? >> you are looking at the blue line, it is the normal water level. and the top left here is baltimore. so normal level. this is where it is supposed to be under two feet an the red line is actual water level
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in northern virginia including the largest district in the region, fairfax county. kristin fisher spent the morning at james madison high school in vienna. >> good morning madison students, faculty and staff. welcome back. >> how are you feeling the first day of school? >> tired. just waking up. >> nervous but excited. >> i'm really excited to see my friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> happy to have them out of the house an back learning. >> reporter: fairfax county has some of the best schools in the country but also one of the biggest school systems in the nation. that means they have seen a spike over the last few years in enrollment. at the same time the school system is dealing with budget cuts. >> over the last few years we have had to make cuts across the board in the classrooms, increasing class size, decreasing services in the schools. secretarial, custodial, assistant principal. the list goes on. this year we have not made additional cuts. >> reporter: no more cuts is the god news, but the bad news is that this year parents will have to pay $75 if they want their child
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
another dangerous situation in southeast washington. this time it ended peacefully. our 9 news now kristin fisher was there and has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: it all started 4:30 this morning when a woman walked in to the street, flagged down an officer and told them there was a man pointing a gun at a woman inside of this home. >> our officers responded to the scene, secured a perimeter and summoned our emergency response team [ sirens ] >> it was more than 40, maybe 30 police cars 5:30 this morning. it was a pretty good number of cars. >> reporter: the suspect held the woman hostage four hours inside of this home. finally at 8:30 the suspect surrendered. no one was injure and no shots were fired. police are trying to find the suspect's alleged gun and trying to figure out a motive and the relationship between his suspect and hostage. both are safe and in police custody. neighbors say they are relieved the standoff ended peacefully but are quick to point out all of this police presence made a mess of their morning. >> it was messy. couldn't get through. couldn't nobody
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and franconia road. our 9 news now kristin fisher has the latest information on the investigation and the community reaction to this crime crime. >> he is no longer letting his little sister walk alone. >> now we can't trust this place. >> reporter: around 4:30 yesterday morning, a 23-year- old woman was waiting at this fairfax county bus stop when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries now the search is on for the suspect. >> my mom is scared so she can't come here by herself. >> reporter: fairfax county police have been staked at the bus stop throughout the morning and they are stopping drivers and giving them flyers, the flyer that contains a description of the crime, but also a description of the suspect. police say he's a hispanic male between 25 and 35 years old. he has a stocky build and wearing a white t-shirt and tan cargo pants at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, but the redskins pulled out a win last flight over the cowboys. the final score, redskins 83- cowboys 7. kristin fisher spent the morning in arlington where fans were waking up to a new era. >> redskins fans maybe sleep deprive rifed this monday but feeling good after the win over the cowboys. check out the front page of the "washington post." it reads win is as good as gold. redskins new era under coach shanahan begins with a victory. >> it was exciting to start the season with a win and a new coach, new season, new time. >> reporter: a new quarterback. >> right, a new quarterback. >> reporter: skins fans were celebrating overbreakfast at bob and edith's diner in arlington. >> he was great last night. i'm very excited about the new coach. we have the fire back in portis ' belly again. i love to see portis doing so well. >> reporter: sydney fisher is eating breakfast with her husband. the only problem she is a redskins fan and he is a cowboys fan. >> we are generally nice to each other about it and we don't tease too much. if the over team does well we are willing to acknowledge it. >> are you w
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
made for a messy commute. marlboro pike was shut down throughout the morning rush hour. kristin fisher has the latest information from the scene. >> you can see that all lanes on the marlboro pike are back open, but this section was shot down for seven hours this morning as crews work to clear all of the debris that came from this accident. and there was a ton of it. take a look at this. this is all that is left of the prince georges county ambulance that was involved in the crash. it literally looked like it exploded all over the roadway. what happened is shortly after midnight this ambulance was enroute to a call. it was traveling westbound on the marlboro pike with emergency lights on and sirens sounding, but somehow the driver of a suburban suv didn't see it. he was driving on the wrong side of the road going very fast when the accident happened. >> the ambulance saw it coming at the last moment, was able to swerve to the left in order to avoid a head-on collision. however, the suburban suv sideswiped the passenger compartment, right side of the vehicle of the ambulance causing cat
FOX News
Sep 16, 2010 3:00am EDT
. >>> it is a pudding cup of pleasure in a dairy case of doom. >>> so kristine o'donnell won the delaware republican primary. now, this worries people because o'donnell is a candidate endorsed by tea partiers and she has problems. her senate campaign was way in debt. she used campaign cash to pay half her rebt when her home doubled as her office, and she may have lied about attending princeton. she may be broke and she is a young politician who screws up like every other am ambitious poll. can it be wore than what we see every day? charlie wrangle who won again? chris dodd, pelosi boxer? she can't be that bad. 234* with the hot christian and out with the nine-term poster. apparently kristine has another problem and you will hear about it a lot. nancy cortez portrayed o'donnell as odd because she crusaded for abstinence and porn in the 90s. she felt when a spouse uses porn it compromises his purity. terrible. it is easy to laugh at. how can you believe in abstinence? how can you fight something as ubiquitous as porn? it is everywhere. is it really that weird to say porn screws up relationships? every
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 8:00am PDT
'm meteorologist kristine hanson. we'll check out the weekend forecast and also the warming trend that continues. >> let's get back to the devastation in san bruno and start with the latest information. there are four confirmed fatalities from the fire. dog teams will conduct another search of the victims. neighborhood is still considered a hazardous area. they may let people back possibly as soon as today. the acting governor will announce a message within hours. you have pictures inside the area. >> we do. the state of california as well as the city of san bruno moving the disaster into a recovery phase. with that president obama sending the message to the citizens there affected by the fire he will expedite funding and federal help to the people that need it. this is upclose look of the aftermath. this is the site where 48 hours ago a natural gas line ex had uploaded under ground. the power of the explosion, 38 homes were lost and four people were confirmed dead. they still have to go through a few more homes, some 25% of the homes are left to lack for more victims. they will hold pa press co
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
after a gunman opened fire at the pentagon check point last march. kristin fisher has more on how the changes will affect commuters. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. the changes are going to take some getting used to, but the good news is that it shouldn't add too much time to your typical morning or evening chew. now, these changes are in response to what happened here last march when john patrick bedell opened fire on two guards at a security check.to the pentagon. ever since, the department of defense officials wanted to move the check point farther away from the entrance to the building. finally this morning they are starting the process of just that. here's what it means for you. look at the list and i will break it down for you. if you are just walking from the bus platforms to the north entrance, you are fine. no mayor changes. if you are walking toe the visitors entrance on the south side, that's when you need to watch out. metro customers will no welcomer have access to the left center walkway near the escalators and elevators that lead to the visitor entrance. tha
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
metro station on the blue and yellow line. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> good morning, kristin. >> good morning. these changes are going to be a little bit inconvenient, but you know the good news is they shouldn't add too much time to your morning commute, if any time at all. so that's the good news there. break it down for you. these changes are all because of what happened here last march. you may remember when john patrick bedell opened fire at this check.in to the pentagon. ever since pentagon officials said they need to move the check points farther away from the actual building. this morning they are going to begin the process of doing just that. here's what it means for you, the commuter. it means that a new pedestrian traffic patten near the pentagon main visitors entrance. if you are just walking from the bus platform to the rail stations north entrance you are fine. no big changes. but if you are walking from the pentagon's visitors entrance on the south side that's when you have to watch out. metro customers will no longer have access to the left ce
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
messy as more people hit the roads. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is keeping a watch on things in leesburg, virginia. good morning, kristin. >> hey, andrea, the rain is just now starting to come down. we were driving out here and had no problems. just a little mist. nothing too terrible but within the past 25 minutes or so the rain has started to accumulate and i will go ahead and get wet here. what do you say? put this down. just over my shoulder if we pan down here you can see the water is actually starting to rush down this street. this is downtown leesburg. right by the loudoun county courthouse and, you know, it's not a ton of accumulation yet. no big deal but you can start to see within the past five minutes we have gotten all the rain you are seeing on the ground in the past five minutes. it is really starting to accumulate rather quickly. as we head to the heart of the morning rush, the rain is expected to continue. so you know how it is. anytime there is a little bit of rain it means more time to the morning commute. we are expecting some heavier storms out here in lee
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
on with the investigation now? we will get more from kristin fisher who's live in silver spring with more. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring is still the site of an accident investigation. so at this point in time we don't know if the employees who were evacuated yesterday will be allowed to return to work today. so what's the hold up? it is those possible explosive devices that lee could have planted inside the building. keep in mind, police say that lee walked in to the building with two boxes and backpacks and could have had explosive devices inside of them. bomb squads from multiple agencies are working throughout the night an are still working to make sure the building is empty of any ieds. police detonate toledo devices and another explosive device appeared to go off when police shot the suspect yesterday afternoon. here's what the police chief said moments after lee was shot and killed. >> at this point, we still have what we believe are four devices that -- or two boxes and two backpacks that we have to determine whether they are explosive device
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
for the first time this morning. kristin fisher is live at james madison high school in vienna, virginia with more. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you know when fairfax county heads back to school you know that summer is indeed over. sad but true. as of today, all school systems in the dc area will be back in session. and you know there are certainly some perks to being the last school system in the area to go back to school, but for some procrastinating parents there are also some serious disadvantages and here's what i'm talking about. yesterday, stores like target, wal-mart, staples, they were slaughtly packed with fairfax county parents and their kids buying last-minute school supplies. roughly 175,000 students will be starting school today in fairfax county public schools making fairfax by far the largest school district in virginia. 12th largest in the entire u.s., but when you are dealing with those kinds of numbers, coupled with the fact that you are in in the last system in the area to start school, many parents said they could hardly find any supplies left on the shelves. >
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
kristin fisher is live in leesburg, virginia, with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. the good news is by the end of the day we should know whether or not holiday religious displays will be allowed on the lawn outside of the loudoun county courthouse this holiday season. now, this debate took center stage last night at a public hearing before the loudoun county board. 100 people spoke out either for or against the board recommendation that would ban religious displays on the county courthouse lawn. supporters say it upholds the separation of church and stay, not to mention it makes for a much leads less cluttered courthouse lawn but opponents argue that the ban is unconstitutional. >> i would implore you, on behalf of our citizens of all faiths, to allow those displays to continue. these are the critical tenets of what our civilization is built on, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. >> reporter: so that is pretty much the line of argument for the opponents of the ban. we will hear what supporters had to say coming up at 5:30. the debate started last november when a comm
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
. a man assaulted a woman at a bus stop just over 24 hours ago. kristin fisher is live in franconia with more on the story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. this attack took place at 4 listen 30 a.m -- 4:30 p.m. yesterday. it is now a half hour later and you can see how dark and empty the streets are at this time of the morning. this attack was attacked at the bus stop behind me. she was 23 years old, just standing there when a man approached her, grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted already. shortly after the victim was found by a jogger flagged don't by an officer. police say the 23-year-old fought back and was taken to a hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries now the search is on for the suspect. the victim wasn't able to get the best i.d. while she was fighting him off but police describe him as a hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 35. he is heavy set and wearing a white t-shirt and tan cargo pants at the time of the attack. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> i can't believe it happened right in the ope
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
, mayor fenty is trying to fight off an intense challenge from city council chairman vincent gray. kristin fisher is live at the board of elections with more on this democratic primary contest. good morning, kristin. >> good morning, andrea. you know there is no republican challenger in this race. this is it are it. so whoever wins today will be the next mayor of washington, d.c. yesterday both candidates hit the trail hard. chasing down last-minute votes. by almost all accounts the mayor is in trouble. the latest poll showed him trailing gray. but both sides say their focus is on getting out the vote not the poll numbers. >> i can't pay attention to that. ry to pay attention to getting people out to vote. that's one of the most important things of all. and we are working hard on. that we are making calls and people knocking on doors an vans all over the streets of the city. the focus is on getting people out. >> since the polls are out they looked at both records and they are saying fenty has some things to work on second term but far and away much more competent record, more competent pe
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
in the democratic primary. with 90% of the precincts counted, gray grabs 53% of the vote. fenty got 45%. kristin fisher has more on the race that didn't end until four hours ago. kristin? >> i know. crazy. this race wasn't called until around 2:00 this morning and gray didn't even stand up to give his victory speech until a half hour later. so a very late night for everyone involved. for all of the campaign workers here at his headquarters to the candidate himself [cheering and applause] vince gray took the stage around 2:30 this morning at his primary night headquarters. the washington hotel. this victory virtually assures that gray will be the city's next mayor. he face thousand republican challengers and fenty said he would not be a where in candidate. it felt like an election night victory party. gray said that dc voters sent a message loud and clear, that they wanted to bring character, integrity and leadership back to the mayor's office. clearly a jab at fenty but gray was quick to congratulate his opponent. take a listen. >> i want to con group late mayor fenty for running a hard, and spi
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
at the wilson building and that's where kristin fisher is live with more on what we can expect. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. we don't know if we will get any sort of definitive answer as to what exactly what will happen to michelle rhee, but at the very least we should get an indication in to how their relationship is going to progress over the next few months, leading up to the november general election. now, this has been the dominant issue ever since vincent gray won the primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. in fact one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc's school children. not the statement you are likely to make if you are hoping to impress your new boss and keep your job. for his part, gray has said rhee's job is contingent on the conversation they have at noon today. listen to what he had to say this past monday. >> do you see any scenario? which the two of you could work together. >> i think it is contingent on the comments she makes at the meeting. >> she put out some qualifying statement
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
is in manassas near summer lake. kristin fisher is live with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you neophytes are still working to out -- firefighters are still working to put out a few hot spots but the bulk of the fire is out but not before three moments were destroyed anding aseverely damaged. the fire started at 3:00 yesterday afternoon. neighbors say they heard a very loud bang and then saw two houses quickly engulf in flames. then those flames spread to a third, fourth, eight houses total. neighbors say it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away, threatening other homes. the plumes of smoke were so thick and heavy that many people driving home to manassas after work thought a plane had crashed. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man -- i know the airport is there and everything. and we have great security here. incredibly nobody was inside of the homes when the fire broke out. a few people were transported to the hospital with minor smoke inhalation. for the most part everybody is okay but sadly inside of one home t
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there was pouring rain and then 5:30 no rain. and now we are in between. if you look at the street light you can see how much rain we are getting right now. nothing too crazy whatsoever but certainly enough to have some sort of an impact on the morning commute if you are heading in to the washington, d.c. area from loudoun county. also take a look at this video that our photographer gregos shot earlier this morning, just outside of dulles airport. you can see the rain is really coming down strong right there. and that's what we have been worried about all morning long is the flash flooding. could that type of rain lead to flash flooding. and here and throughout much of the washington area we are under a flash flood watch until 8:00 this morning. right through the heart of the morning rush. so this is indeed going to continue to b
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
county, virginia. and kristin fisher is there watching the creek rise. is the rain tapering off where you are? >> it is tapering off a little bit, but it is coming down enough that you will be soaked if you are out here longer than two or three minutes. as you said i'm standing on a bridge over goose creek in loudoun county, just outside of leesburg, where we have been watching the water rise all morning long. but just over the creek. right over here you will see this is the leesburg pike, route 7 right here. you can see the traffic is moving smoothly along the roadway which is great news for everybody trying to make their way in to work this morning but i have to say we were on the roadway just about two hours ago when the rain was coming down very hard and even though traffic is moving smoothly it was a difficult commute. we had to slow down pretty substantially in order to even see where we were going. certainly drivers, watch out this morning. as for the creek, you can see it's still turning up pretty good. all the water is going straight down in to it. but still, as of now, no threat
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
an eye on hurricane earl as it moves up the coast. kristin fisher is live from a very busy national were service in sterling, virginia. hey there, kristin. >> reporter: yeah, it is busy but this place would be even busier if hurricane earl track changed a little bit and if it was heading more toward our way, toward the dc area. this place would be nuts. on thes going off. many more meteorologists here than are here right now. fortunately we have meteorologist chris strong here who's been telling us that earl will be a nonissue for the immediate dc area, right? >> that's right. probably seeing a few sprinkles early this morning, some clouds an that's about it and as the storm races away it will be a mostly sunny, hot day. >> element if we look over here at this -- another meteorologist computer. he's been tracking earl all morning long and i want to ask you, where does earl stack up in terms of the last few major storms we have had along the east coast? it has been a while since a big storm threatened the entire eastern seaboard. >> stop storms like gloria and bob in the ' 80s were storms
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
. kristin fisher is live in alexandria. and i don't see any lines yet. >> no lines yet. and i highly doubt a trip to the dmv is how most people like to spend their labor day holiday but if you are affected by last week's computer blackout, then, you know, this may not be a bad idea. this dmv location in alexandria is one of 14 locations in the state that will be open today, labor day. some orlocations include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria leesburg woodbridge will be open today. these extended hours will be in affect next weekend, as well. they are trying to dig out of a massive backlog of driver's license transactions after the statewide computer system crashed for an entire week. the governor is calling it an unpress denned failure and apologized for the inconvenience to virginia's dmv customers and its employees. >> i'm not happy about it. it has been a real disruption to employees and citizens. they have been working 24 hours a day with a team of northrop grumman employees to get it done. i have ordered a thorough review to find out what happened. >> reporter: north
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
offices in virginia. they will be opening in a couple of showers. kristin fisher is live with the reason. >> reporter: good morning, angie. i doubt that a trip to the dmv is how most people want to spend they are labor day weekend but if you are one of the thousands affected by these cent computer failures it may not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the reason for all of these extended hours is because virginia's dmv is trying to dig itself out of a backlog of driver's license and identity card transactions after the state-wide computer system crashed for a week, 11 days to be exact. the governor is calling it an unprecedented failure and apologized for the inconvenience to dmv customers and its employees. >> i'm not happy about it. it's been a real disruption to employees and citizens. they have been work
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
on the list is fairfax county. kristin fisher is live outside of james madison high school with a preview of the fest day back. good morning. >> you know that summer is really over when fairfax county heads back to school. as of today, all school systems in the dc area will be back in session. you know there's certainly some perks when it comes to being the last school system in the area to head back to school but there's some serious disadvantages, especially when it comes to procrastinating parents. and here's what i'm talking about. yesterday stores like target, wal-mart and staples were packed parent an kids buying last-minute supplies. 175,000 students will be starting school in fairfax county public schools making fairfax by far the largest school system in virginia an the 12th large nest the entire u.s. but hen you are dealing with those numbers, coupled with the pack you are the last system in the area to start school in many parents said they could hardly find any supplies left on the shelves. >> went to the store to get composition notebooks and pencils and there aren't any. >>
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. the mayoral primary in the district. kristin fisher is live outside of board of elections headquarters with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you know, there is no republican challenger in this race. so, this is it. whoever wins today's primary battle will, without almost certainly that person will welcome dc's mayor. >> they hit the trail hard chasing down last-minute votes. by all accounts fenty is in trouble. the latest poll showed him trailing from 7 to 17 points but both sides say their focus isn't on poll numbers but on getting out the vote. >> i can't pay attention to that. i have to pay attention to our efforts to get people out to vote. that's one of the most important things of all and we are working on that, making calls, having people knocking on doors, we have vans all over the streets of the city. the focus is on getting people out. >> since the polls came out they looked at both of our records and now fenty has some things to work on second term but fora and away much more competent record and more competent person to run the city for the next f
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
. investigators have been on the scene all night. kristin fisher is joining us where it all happened. >> good morning. you know, this is still very much the an of an active investigation. and this section of the marlboro pike is closed at this hour. look behind me and you can see these are the police barricades set up on the marlboro pike in district heights and i want to show you all the reason why. take a look at this video. what you are looking at is all that is left of the portion county ambulance that was involved in this crash. it literally looks like it completely exploded all over the roadway. right now the debris from the ambulance is being cleared off of this street as investigators try to figure out what happen. all we know is shortly after midnight the ambulance was enroute to a call traveling westbound on the marlboro pike. emergency lights were on. sirens sundaying. somehow the driver of a suburban didn't see it. he was driving on the wrong side of the road going very fast when the accident happened. >> the ambulance saw it coming at the last moment. was able to swerve to the le
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
're the belongings of a woman who was evicted from her apartment. 9news reporter kristin fisher joins us now with her story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so often we hear these stories of eviction and foreclosure taking place across the country but it's very rare to actually see somebody's personal struggle literally spread out on the sidewalk for all to see and that's unfortunately what has happened this morning. take a look. these are all of louisa diaz's belongings. she's 50 years old from venezuela and her stuff is literalliy packed up four or five feet high fun walked with me over here take a look at this. it's not just one street, or one side of the street where this stuff is. it's spread out all the way down the street. look way down there. it spreads out for three more blocks this way and it's all being guarded by a d.c. police officer and the reason he's here is because we're awaiting some trucks to come and take all of her stuff away. louisa has been in the united states for 22 years. she's been in her home, which is just in that block right there. she'
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
to you. >>> our live team coverage of the weather cons with kristin issuer who's live from goose creek in loudoun county with more on conditions to our west. good morning, kristin. how's it look? >> reporter: good morning, andy. the creek looks pretty good so far. we were driving out here an hour ago from northwest dc and the drive was very difficult. the amount of rain and the extent to which it was falling was very impressive. it took us a half hour longer to get here than it normally would because we were driving so slowly in order to see. this is going to impact drivers as they try to make their way to work this morning. now, as you said, andrea, i'm standing on a bridge, just over goose creek in loudoun county, just outside of leesburg. show you what the conditions look like. this is the creek and you can see as of 2:30 this morning, the height of the river was measured to be at 1.2 feet. not too crazy. nothing too bad. but flood stage for this river is 12 feet. you can see we have a long way to go before we deal with any big issues right here. it's not expected to get anywhere ne
CNN
Sep 20, 2010 12:00am EDT
to beat him, a tea party person who you brought us. >> i really did. i mean, kristin o'donnell was one of our most frequent guests on politically incorrect". people who may not remember it because they're too young or watching johnny carson or something, may not remember that we created people like ann coulter, laura ingram. i could go on with a number of -- >> how did you find them? >> we like to book, you know, i don't know. i drank a lot in those days, larry. we did like to book a lot of female conservatives. they were good press and good for the show. we loved kristin o'donnell. you cannot not like her. she is such a nice person. we have great clip of ben affleck on that show saying please, christine, shut up. because i guess she would just go on. she was known back then as the girl from salt, salt being the saviors alliance for lifting the truth and i guess that's still the schtick she's playing. so part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for kristin in delaware. the other part is rooting for her because she's going to get her christian ass kicked in the general election. th
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